If you’re into your Inline Skating or Roller Skating and can skate at a reasonable level you should give one of the amazing London Street Skates a try. They are free events that basically involve large groups of skaters meeting for a ride through the London streets.
All the skates are marshalled by dedicated volunteers who help to control traffic and ensure a safe route through the city. Routes vary week in week out and can range between 5 to 15 miles so depending on your ability you may want to start with the Sunday Stroll and work your way up to the Friday night Skate.
The London street skates not only offer a unique skating experience but they are a great way to keep fit and socialise as well as take in the streets of London. Loud music systems carried by the Marshalls keep the music playing and the crowd rolling creating a carnival atmosphere and brilliant night out.
Slick Willie's is proud to help promote the London skate scene and raise the awareness of these fantastic events, for more details please see below.
The LFNS organise the Friday Night Skate and the Sunday stroll which run weekly depending on the weather. They are completely free to attend and are fully marshalled. The Sunday Stroll is fairly slow paced relaxed skate and good for intermediate level skaters, it starts on Serpentine road in Hyde park every Sunday at 2pm. The Friday Night Skate is for more advanced skaters as it is faster and more technically demanding. The meeting place is the Wellington Arch at Hyde Park corner and starts at 8pm. The two different skates welcome both Inline skaters and quad skaters and can be attended by children as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult. For information regarding whether the skate is on and chosen route please check their website or Face book pages using the links provided.
London Skate are responsible for running the Wednesday night skate which takes place every week between April and September. The skate starts at the eastern end of Serpentine Road in Hyde Park at 8pm and is fairly fast paced, best for intermediate to advanced skaters. Like the other street skates it is free to attend and open to Inline Skaters and roller skaters.